High View

High View is a registered two to two residential children’s home that accommodates for young people of both genders, with emotional and/or behavioural difficulties. The home is situated within easy reach of local amenities, Barnsley town centre and within close proximity to the M1 motorway.

Manager: Ryan Lauder

Ethos of High View

The ethos of the home is underpinned by the organisations model of care. The staff team are committed to the young people who live at High View to ensure that they achieve their full potential. Holistic individualised child focussed packages of care are evolved for the young people in conjunction with NSCAP and all professionals who are involved with the young people. High View provides a nurturing environment which supports the young people to achieve a sense of permanency.

Age of Young People

High View can accommodate young people of any age; however normally they are between 8 and 18 years old. The admission process is robust and includes the completion of a shared living risk assessment, which allows the young people’s needs to be carefully matched with co-residents, including age, specific needs and stage of emotional development to ensure that this placement is in the best interests of all young people.

At High View we prefer planned placements as this gives new young people the opportunity to visit the home, meet the staff team and the other young people prior to them moving in. However, we recognise that there may be occasions where emergency placements may be required, and we are sometimes in a position to offer this. This decision would only be made after consideration of the suitability of the young person being referred.  It would be expected that a review would take place within 7 working days of the young person’s admission in the case of a planned move to ascertain whether it is in the young person’s best interests to remain at this home or to move onto a different placement. In the case of an emergency admission, the review should never take place more than 72 hours after admission.


High View is a three bedroom detached house with large rear and front gardens, both ideal for outdoor activities and summer BBQ’s. The ground floor consists of a staff office, laundry room, toilet, kitchen, dining and living area. There is space within the home to carry out homework and to make private telephone calls etc. .

The first floor comprises of two bedrooms for young people, a staff sleep room and a bathroom with bath and shower facilities.

Highview strives to create and maintain a homely environment for the young people to feel safe and secure. The daily routine of the home is centred around the needs of the young people. This is achieved by encouraging the young people to personalise their surroundings by actively involving them in choosing décor and furnishings for the home and personalising their own bedroom. The young people receive an allowance when they first move into the home so that they can purchase items of their choice to personalise their bedrooms. All shared areas of the home are accessible to young people. In the interest of confidentiality young people do not have access to the staff office.